Join the movement to share more solar throughout the Commonwealth
Solar United Neighbors of Virginia is focused on two major advocacy campaigns heading into the 2024 state General Assembly Session. The session runs from January 10 to March 9, 2024. The following policy priorities and strategies will help more Virginians benefit directly from solar energy:
Goal #1: Enact stronger solar consumer protections.
Virginia has numerous reputable solar installation companies providing a variety of options for consumers across market segments. However, over the past few years, some unscrupulous solar companies have harmed consumers and tarnished the broader market for reputable companies in Virginia. Unless the legislature takes action to protect consumers, bad acting companies will continue to mislead and take advantage of consumers.Contact your legislators
Goal #2: Expand shared solar (also known as community solar) to Appalachian Power Company (APCO) ratepayers.
This will expand shared solar to more Virginians in the southwest part of the state. Currently, shared solar is only required as an option for Dominion Energy ratepayers.Contact your legislators
In addition to our statewide work, we are also working in local communities to ensure solar is accessible to everyone. In Prince William County, we’re improving solar permitting and helping reduce bureaucratic red tape. Our team is also advocating for good governance reforms at rural electric cooperatives in Virginia.
How we’ll work together to advance solar in Virginia
In 2023, SUN is coordinating in-person meetings with key state legislators to provide education on these policy priorities. These meetings will provide a platform for constituents to engage elected leaders in solar policy discussions.
SUN will have more ways to get involved as we get closer to the 2024 General Assembly Session start date in January 2024. Find campaign resources and actions below. Contact Virginia State Director: Benjamin Hoyne at vateam [at] solarunitedneighbors.org to get more involved.